There is a major planting effort scheduled for SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2009VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! SVTU IS VERY COMMITTED TO THIS ONGOING PROJECT! HERE ARE THE SPECIFICS!Beaver Creek Stream Buffer Planting and RestorationAntietam Watershed (near Hagerstown)19826 Benevola Newcomer RoadBoonsboro, MD 21713This project is part of CBF’s Farm Stewardship Program in the Antietam watershed. We will be restoring riparian habitat for the cold-water fishery within this Antietam sub watershed by planting hundreds of native trees and shrubs and live stakes. We encourage individuals, families and community groups to come out for a day to help the Bay! Dress for the weather, refreshments and tools provided, but bring work gloves and shovels if you have them. Project partners include the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Antietam Watershed Association, Mid-Atlantic Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited, US Forest Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. To sign up, please contact Marcy Damon at 443-482-2156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org DirectionsFrom Rt. 70 (from Hagerstown or Frederick):Take Exit 35 South onto Rt. 66 (toward US-40 and Boonsboro), at end of exit turn left onto Mapleville Road, go 2.3 miles, turn right on Benevola Church Road, go 1.8 miles, turn left onto Benevola Newcomer Road, go 0.2 miles and turn left to park near the barns. (Planting will be held across the road in back of the main house.) CBF signs will be posted. Information for all Volunteers: Rain or Sunshine! What to Wear and Bring: Dress for the weather: Outdoor work clothes and sturdy shoes that can get wet and muddy. If you want to do in-stream work, wear high rubber boots or hip waders. Work gloves. Water Bottle We will have shovels and other tools on hand, but if you can bring an extra shovel, it would be a huge help. (Refreshments and drinks provided!) Bathrooms : A Portapotty will be provided. There are also several gas stations nearby.
Archive for March, 2009
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! FRIDAY MAY 1 AND SATURDAY MAY 2 The plan for the FIRST SVTU Chapter fishing trip of 2009 is ALMOST finalIzed.
The current plan is for this to be a two day trip, staying overnight (accommodations TBD) in the area. There is no “set” formula for this trip. One can fish and stay, or fish one / both days making day trips to the streams and meeting up with fellow anglers from the Chapter.
DESTINATION: Western Maryland trout streams.
COORDINATOR: Jason Andrick - SVTU Chapter / Board Member
Details: CHECK OUT THE “FORUM” SECTION OF THE SITE FOR CURRENT STATUS / PLANS.
The Chapter supports the annual Trout Fishing Clinic for Children sponsored by Maryland Parks and Planning Commission (MPPC).
The MPPC wil provide the gear - spinning rods/reels - for the children.
The Chapter is committed to supporting this activity. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.
DATE: WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 2009
TIME: VOLUNTEERS REPORT 1:00 PM / CLINIC IS SCHEDULED FOR 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
LOCATION: ISAAC WALTON LEAGUE POND : 707 CONSERVATION LANE, GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND
CONSERVATION LANE IS LOCATED OFF OF MUDDY BRANCH ROAD APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE NORTH OF GREAT SENECA HIGHWAY.
Once again CHARLES AUGUST has organized the SVTU FREE Fly Tying “classes”. There are four (4) sessions scheduled - all in April. This year the classes are being held jointly with the Isaac Walton League.
BRING YOUR OWN VICE AND MATERIALS.
DATES: TUESDAY APRIL 7 / APRIL 14 / APRIL 21 / APRIL 28
TIME: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: ISAAC WALTON LEAGUE OF AMERICA (IWLA): ROCKVILLE CHAPTER / CLUBHOUSE
18301 WARING STATION ROAD; GERMANTOWN, MD. 20874
DIRECTIONS: USING CLOPPER ROAD AS A BENCHMARK / WARING STATION ROAD IS APPROXIMATELY MID-WAY BETWEEN ROUTE 118 (FROM THE WEST) AND QUINCE ORCHARD BOULEVARD (FROM THE EAST). THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION.
THE IWLA IS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE ABOUT 0.2 OF A MILE AFTER YOU TURN ON TO WARING STATION ROAD FROM CLOPPER.
CONTACT CHARLES @ CSAUGUST@COMCAST.NET IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND AND DID NOT SIGN UP AT THE CHAPTER MEETING WEDNESDAY MARCH 25TH.
Doug Hutzell and John Mullican will present an update on the Beaver Creek project and will give us some insight into future projects on the stream. If you have been involved in these efforts, or just want to hear about what has been completed and what is planned for the future, this promises to be an interesting evening. As part of the pesentation, a short, professionally- produced video about the restoration efforts will be shown.
We will also be discussing the possiblility of scheduling future Chapter fishing trips.
Just a follow-up reminder for those in the SVTU interested. See below for specifics.
John Brognard of PVFF sent this update from an earlier announcement:
On Sunday March 22, 2009 we plan to hold a clean-up on Big Hunting Creek.
Members from Potomac Patuxent and National Capitol TU chapters will join us
in this project. We plan to meet at Frank Benz Pond at 1:00 PM.
Please bring gloves, a pick-up-stick (if you have one) and plastic bags
garbage. We will put the trash in the dumpster behind the Cunningham Falls
park office across from the boat ramp. If you have questions, Please give me
a call at 301-371-4205.
Hope to see you Sunday,